Challenging times for bees

Brian Linke and Sally Fennessy with one of their bee hives at their Angaston property and at the front the bucket of water with corks to assist bees when they drink.

Beekeepers are urging people to reassess what they spray and what chemicals they use following a decline in food for bees.

Brian Linke and Sally Fennessy, of Jembella, Angaston say any plants in the garden are very valuable at the moment, including weeds with flowers.

The decline in food is forcing bee numbers to dwindle.

“It is a big problem because of the drought… there’s no nectar out there and the bees are starving,” said Brian.

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